Utilizing Contingent Claims to Improve the Management of CAFOs

We propose a market-based approach to reducing the environmental risk posed by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The dual problems of hidden information and hidden action faced by policymakers are considered alongside the competing incentives faced by the CAFO manager in a multiple principal-agent setting. A new approach that uses insurance-like contracts is introduced by use of the specific example of a swine operation with a lagoon-based manure management system. Index-based contingent claims contracts in tandem with third-party auditing and waste hauling options are introduced as a complement to regulatory frameworks designed to reduce negative externalities from production.


Issue Date:
2004-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/43346
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43346
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 36, 2
Page range:
297-312
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
D82; G22; L51; Q18; Q25; Q28




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